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Alarming New Variant!!
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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Salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu so we're reading of a new variant of the Coronavirus that's spreading. There's this article on BBC. I think it was released a few hours ago that states that we're back in familiar territory, there's growing concern about a new variant of the Coronavirus. And the latest is the most heavily mutated version discovered so far. It is in its early days and the confirmed cases are still mostly concentrated in one province in South Africa. But there are hints that it may have spread further. In another article, again, this is I think, BBC or CNN they state that the who has declared a new Coronavirus variant to be of concern and they've named it
It had a large number of mutations and early evidence suggested and increased reinfection risk, the who said, so they're concerned about, you know, about this variant in terms of its transmission, and in terms of reinfections, and also the evading of immune system responses.
So at this juncture,
everything seems bleak. Again, you know, we're reading of stock market's crashing in certain parts of the world due to the uncertainty settling in due to, you know, the fear, psychosis, settling in again, and it seems like there's no light at the end of the tunnel. So at this juncture, as believers we need to turn to the scriptures, we need to turn to the Quran, the teachings of the Prophet peace be upon him,
to seek solace and to seek guidance. There is this narration it keeps ringing in my ears, you know, and I think I've shared this in the past as well where the prophet peace be upon him his report ref said, and the hadith is recorded in the Book of Imam even imagine, Rahim Allah, he states addressing the muhajir own or muhajir own there are five things with which you will be tested and I seek the protection of Allah, lest you live to see them. And then he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes on to say that immorality never appears amongst the people to such an extent that they begin to commit it openly, except that plagues and diseases that were never known amongst them or from their people of
the past will start to spread among amongst them. So the people as in their the generations of the past, would never have heard of the sicknesses and diseases, there'll be these new sicknesses and diseases spreading unheard of. So as you can see, in this hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam clearly outlines certain
warnings. So we need to we need to take heed of these warnings, we need to mend our ways we need to turn to him the almighty seeking His forgiveness, because at the end of the day, as believers we acknowledge the fact that everything that is happening is happening by the will of the Lord Almighty of Allah subhanho wa taala. So, if he has Virgil has sent a disease, he sends a cure as well and there are a hadith to this effect, as well from the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So it is imperative, it is important that we place our trust in him that we do not lose hope, we take all of the necessary precautionary measures that are in place. Now, obviously, a lot of us are
still working from home.
In many places, like even in my own country, that are restrictions, gatherings, you know, in terms of numbers, in terms of certain protocols that are in place. So it is important that we cooperate, it is important that we adhere to these guidelines as as responsible citizens. And as believers we need to adhere to these protocols the law of the land basically respect to the law of the land and adhere to these laws accordingly. So like I was saying, we need to take all of these necessary precautionary measures that are in place and along with that, the trust that we placed in Allah should not erode we should not lose hope. See, the devil he sees as these opportunities of bleakness
to quickly creep in, and, and and start, you know, putting despair in our hearts where we begin to lose hope and everything seems so bleak, we go into this this abyss of hopelessness. Now, this is not the attitude of a believer. The attitude of a believer is that he or she places their trust in Allah subhana wa dialler believes that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and as per the teachings of the Prophet peace be upon him V optical
mistake the Prophet loved optimism. So we placed our trust in Him, we keep turning to him. So see there is this in the spectrum, we have to understand that there are extremes. One extreme is to, like I said, go into this abyss of hopelessness, you know, start uttering blasphemous things questioning Allah subhanho wa Taala losing hope,
you know, breaking the law not adhering to the guidelines. So you have different forms of extremism across this spectrum. So it's very important to strike a balance, where we adhere to all of the protocols that are in place, and on top of that place, our trust and Eliza Virgil, I know it's easier said than done. But it's something that we have to work on. We place our trust in Allah azza wa jal, we do not lose hope. We do not lose hope. Because these are tests, these are trials, these are challenges. These are obstacles, so we do not lose hope. And on top of that, we take this as a wake up call, we take heed of the fact that it is important that we mend our ways that we turn over
new leaves that we get closer to him subhanho wa Taala we understand that we are living in challenging times, very trying times, okay, and we mend our ways. So as we start to mend our ways, and get closer to Allah seek his forgiveness.
Things start to fall into place, eventually in sha Allah, then we begin to adapt, we begin to become stronger, and we will surface the other side will come out of this test will come out of this trial, this this obstacle, stronger,
stronger in in so many senses stronger in terms of our faith, that's the most important thing stronger in terms of adapting to all of this. And as we all know, in in difficulty, there lies so many forms of opportunity, it's just that we need to wake up and we need to acknowledge and we need to identify these doors of opportunity and see what they have in store for us. So there are a number of things that we can do, without getting into, you know, the negativity without giving into hopelessness. So this was a short reminder, you know, the minute I came across all of these new news articles and, and and, you know, hearing but the people around us were talking as well. I wanted to
put this reminder out, so let's place our trust in him. subhanho wa taala. Number one, number two adhere strictly to the guidelines. I'm sure the health professionals in, in your part of the world wherever you are, you are tuning in from, they're working hard and there are protocols that are in place, adhere to those protocols adhere to those guidelines, cooperate with the authorities, so that they they are able to mitigate the spread of this virus. And then on top of that, get closer to the Almighty.
Work on your relationship. This divine link that you have with Allah subhanho wa Taala turned to him in Toba seek his forgiveness, mend your vase turnover turnover new leaves, turnover new leaves, yeah, and and get close as possible to Allah azza wa jal because we're living in trying times. Once you've done all of that place your trust in him has been Allahu Allah may Allah kill now Mola whenever Nasir he is the best disposal of all of our affairs, and he has our best interests with him. So he knows what is best for us. It is his plan at the end of the day, which is the ultimate plan. Yeah, so we believe in him as Virgil and we seek his assistance. So as I conclude, I pray May
Allah subhanho wa Taala bring about healing? May Allah azza wa jal ease our affairs May Allah heal the sick mela ease the burdens of of those of us who are suffering. May Allah ease our affairs May Allah open doors abundance, prosperity and positivity May Allah help us to see the light at the end of the tunnel. May Allah help us to see the silver lining across these dark clouds. May Allah azza wa jal help us to stay away from the craps the bits of the development Allah help us to stay away from the hopelessness. May Allah fill our hearts with optimism. May Allah fill our hearts with faith. I mean, just like Kamala hair for tuning in was salam. aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.